Curated for Our Hotel Guests
Vineyard insiders will tell you September and October can be the most enjoyable time of year on the Vineyard. The water is still warm, and the crispy air is not too hot and not too cold -- just perfect for exploring the outdoors!
Chappy Bike & Over-The-Sand Vehicle Tours
$125 per person
Saturdays, Starting Sept. 19, 2020
8:30am - 12:30am
Includes a guided bike tour to Mytoi Japanese Garden on Chappaquiddick Island, and an over-the-sand vehicle tour that will take you onto East Beach and to a tour of the Cape Poge Lighthouse. Our tour guide will lead you by bicycle from Harbor View Hotel to the famous Chappy Ferry which served as a setting in a pivotal scene in the movie, “Jaws”.
The 5-minute ferry ride will take you 527 feet from Edgartown to Chappaquiddick Island. You will bike 3.7 miles to Mytoi Garden where you can explore the beautiful gardens before boarding an over-the-sand vehicle. The vehicle will take you on an hour and a half ride over the “Dike” bridge onto East Beach to Cape Poge Lighthouse. You will tour the lighthouse and then return the same way you came. The tour will end at Harbor View Hotel, where we encourage you to stay for lunch at the popular Bettini Restaurant. Ask us to make a reservation at time of booking.
Bikers must be able to ride 7+ miles. Please be mindful that if you are not booking a private tour, you will either have to keep up with the group or agree to lag behind and meet at the Mytoi Gardens in time for the 10am Over-the-Sand Vehicle Tour. You will have plenty of time for a leisurely ride. Chappaquiddick roads are mainly flat, but there are small inclines. You must be able to bike on dirt and sandy roads as the roads are not all paved.
The Harbor View Hotel can provide a complimentary leisure bike which has only one gear. Guests are encouraged to bring their own bikes or the hotel can recommend a local bike shop if you would prefer a more traditional road bike. Chappaquiddick Island does not have indoor restrooms, restaurants or shops. There are porta potties at Mytoi Gardens and Cape Poge Lighthouse, as well as a water fountain at Mytoi Garden. Please bring a water bottle and dress comfortably for biking and the forecasted weather. In order to adhere to all all Covid-19 guidelines , guests should wear their face covering at all times. Each excursion is limited to a maximum of 8 guests only. Tour starts at 8:45am. Please meet the tour guide at Harbor View Hotel under the port cochere at 8:30 am.
Cancellation Policy: Please keep in mind that tour sizes are limited due to the covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, if you need to cancel, you will be required to notify Harbor View Hotel 10 days prior to the event in order to receive a full refund, less 10% transaction fee. In the case of inclement weather, we will postpone the trip to the following day. If your schedule does not accommodate the change, you will receive a full refund.
For inquiries, bookings and
lunch reservations at Bettini
$225 per party, 1 party per ride
Saturdays, Starting Sept. 19
2:00 –2:30 | 2:45 – 3:15 | 3:30 – 4:00 | 4:15 – 4:45 | 5:00 – 5:30
Explore historic Edgartown by horse and buggy. Whether you are looking for a romantic excursion or a little family fun, the magnificent Percheron draft horses and beautiful carriage will offer an unforgettable experience and a perfect photo opportunity for your holiday greeting card. The 30-minute tour will take you by beautiful homes, picturesque meadows overlooking the ocean, Eel Pond, historic Edgartown village and Edgartown Harbor. Enjoy hot cider while cozying up with a throw on cooler days. This Harbor View Hotel experience is one you don't want to miss.
Each carriage ride is booked by parties traveling together in order to adhere to the Covid-19 safety guidelines. The maximum number of guests is 6 per ride. The pickup and drop off is in front of the hotel. Please meet the driver at the designated location 5 minutes before your scheduled time.
Times offered every Saturday at: 2:00 –2:30 | 2:45 – 3:15 | 3:30 – 4:00 | 4:15 – 4:45 | 5:00 – 5:30
Cancellation Policy: Please keep in mind that tour sizes are limited due to the covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, if you need to cancel, you will be required to notify Harbor View Hotel 10 days prior to the event in order to receive a full refund, less 10% transaction fee. In the case of inclement weather, we will reschedule the trip to the following day. We have carriages with covers that will allow us to operate in light rain, creating a beautiful atmosphere. If your schedule does not accommodate the change, you will receive a full refund.